Return to Headlines

Tobacco-Free Kids Week

Smoking Stinks

The 23rd Annual Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK) Week, which rallies kids across Anne Arundel County against smoking, is set for February 11-17, 2018. Each year, thousands of youth engage in anti-tobacco activities in schools and community groups.

TFK Week Coordinators: More information about Tobacco-Free Kids Week and resources for your event can be found at the Smoking Stinks website, www.SmokingStinks.org. Information includes tips to plan activities, facts about tobacco and activity ideas to incorporate into your week.

Parents: Use the Smoking Stinks website, www.SmokingStinks.org, to teach your children about the dangers of tobacco products. Use the smoking quiz to test your child’s knowledge.

Tips for talking to your child/teen about the dangers of tobacco products:

  • Talk together and be clear that you want to help them understand the dangers of tobacco products.
  • Provide your child/teen with information and key facts about tobacco products. Explain the short-term and long-term effects.
  • Remind your child that Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to cigarettes.
  • Help them to refuse tobacco or quit if they are current users.

Click here for more tips and to download the “Don’t Let Us Get Hooked On Tobacco” brochure.

Tobacco-Free Kids Week is part of Smoking Stinks, a Learn To Live program from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.